[ mit-l-shmairts ]
/ ˈmɪt lˌʃmɛərts /
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dull abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, attributed to the presence of free blood in the peritoneal cavity from the ruptured ovarian follicle.
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Origin of mittelschmerz
1890–95; <German, equivalent to mittel- mid-, middle + Schmerz pain
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Example sentences from the Web for mittelschmerz
I allude to the phenomenon usually called Mittelschmerz, middle period, or intermenstrual pain.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Medical definitions for mittelschmerz
[ mĭt′l-shmûrts′, -shmĕrts′ ]
Abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, resulting from irritation of the peritoneum by bleeding from the ovulation site.intermenstrual pain
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